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CoC Governance 

 
Office Work

CoC Board

The DE CoC Board consists of 11-21 members elected by the CoC voting membership. CoC Board members are responsible for governing on behalf of the DE CoC, leading the process by which the CoC sets strategic goals and priorities to address homelessness throughout the state.

2023 Board Meeting Schedule

02/01/2023

04/05/2023

06/07/2023

08/02/2023

10/04/2023

12/06/2023

DE-CoC Board Members

Dana Mitchell, Chair, New Castle County

John Bates, Vice Chair, Ministry of Caring, Inc.

Brandy Nauman, Sussex County

Elizabeth McCourt, YWCA of Delaware

Kim Brockenbrough, Community Volunteer

Kimberly Ellis, Catholic Charities

Tyler Shade, Family Promise of Northern NCC

Sue Ryan, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Susan Kent, Better Homes of Seaford

Paula Witcher, Veterans Multi-Service Center

Renee Beaman, Division of State Service Centers

John Whitelaw, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc

Stephen Metraux, University of Delaware CCRS

Orenda Poindexter, Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans

Kim Eppehimer, Friendship House

Deb McKenna, Community Volunteer

Alexia Wolf, Office of Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long

CoC Governance Charter

The CoC governance charter details the functions of the CoC board, the CoC’s committee structure/roles, staff roles, the process for amending the charter (minimum annually), and other requirements of the CoC.

DE-CoC Memorandums of Understanding

Collaborative Applicants coordinate and submit the annual CoC Consolidated Funding Application to HUD on behalf of the CoC. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Collaborative Applicant and CoC Planning Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.

The CoC must establish and operate, or designate, a centralized or coordinated assessment system that provides an initial, comprehensive assessment of the housing and services needs of individuals and families within the CoC. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Centralized Intake Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.

The CoC designates an HMIS system and HMIS Lead Agency to ensure compliance with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards. This agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of the HMIS Lead Agency, Housing Alliance Delaware, as designated by the DE-CoC.

 
 

CoC Standards

The CoC is required to establish written standards for providing assistance that the CoC’s Coordinated Entry system (Centralized Intake Delaware) must follow when evaluating and referring potential program participants. At a minimum, the written standards must include: 

  • Policies and procedures for evaluating individuals’ and families’ eligibility for assistance under the CoC Program

  • Policies and procedures for determining and prioritizing which eligible individuals and families will receive transitional housing assistance, rapid re-housing assistance, and permanent supportive housing assistance

  • Standards for determining what percentage or amount of rent each program participant must pay while receiving rapid re-housing assistance

HUD CoC Program Resources